Happy National Radiology Tech Week!
Seeing Right Through You – Honoring National Radiology Tech Week
They work behind the scenes and most of the time they go unseen, and yet they have the power to see right through you. No, we are not talking about spies or psychics, we are of course referring to our brilliant team of radiology technologists.
This week in honor of the 122nd anniversary of the discovery of the X-Ray’s by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, we celebrate the National Radiologic Technology Week®. The week-long celebration aims to shine a light on the important work medical imaging professionals perform every day in our emergency centers helping us save lives and improve patient care.
What Does Being a Radiologic Technologist Imply?
For starters, the profession requires individuals have good physical stamina, the hours are long and most of the time it is spent standing, moving heavy equipment, and mobilizing injured patients.
Attention to detail is critical, emergency radiologists help Altus ER physicians diagnose and treat sudden illnesses as well as injuries, therefore providing quality imaging is of the utmost importance.
Patience and great communication skills are also important, what most people do not understand is that to obtain a quality diagnostic image that will provide all the necessary information for the doctors to make a correct diagnosis, Radiology Tech’s or R.T.’s must position the patient perfectly, and provide accurate and detailed instructions of what to do and not do during the procedure. This is not always an easy task, as patients who enter the emergency room are for the most part in pain, they are most certainly scared, and agitated, this is especially true when the patient is a child.
Radiology Techs are Crucial in an Emergency
Why are Radiology Techs Important?
The work an R.T. does is invaluable, most people simply assume the imaging professionals attended a training course and learned how to use a machine, but, to become a radiologic technologist takes a lot of time and effort.
Individuals must complete at least two years of formal education in an accredited hospital-based educational program or complete an educational program at an academic institution, these programs can have a duration of two to four years. In addition, all aspiring R.T.’s must pass a national certification examination before they can become licensed practitioners, but, that is not all, to remain registered they must continue to earn education credits to ensure they are trained and qualified to operate the most advanced medical imaging technology.
Meet the Altus Emergency Radiology Techs!
During all of National Radiology Tech Week, we will be posting photos of our Super Rad Techs here and on our social media pages. The next time you see them around the neighborhood, at an event or anywhere else, please say hello and remember, that they are here to see right through you to find out how to help you heal best!
Thank You to All of Our Rad Techs!
Aside from having the most advanced medical imagining equipment available, we also have the most qualified radiologic technologists in the area, one of the things Altus Emergency Centers is extremely proud of is the quality of patient care we offer, and this is only possible when you employ not only the best professionals but also the kindest, most dedicated human beings, those that truly care for the well-being of the patients and their co-workers, and that is why our incredible team of medical imaging professionals has no rival.
We appreciate and value their hard work every day, and hope you join us to celebrate and honor their valuable contributions not just this week, but every week.
Altus Emergency RT’s Are the Best!
Thank you to all the awesome men and women RT’s of Altus Emergency Centers!